Buddha Contemplating Existence

Year: 
2016
Ranking: 
Entrant
Artist: 
Tyler Ray
Lab: 
Begley

Description

Is existence predicated on uniqueness? on identity? As additive manufacturing grows increasingly capable of producing flawless duplicates in appearance, the question must be answered, “can a clone be truly, fundamentally identical to the original?

Digital micrograph (Canon 7D) of the in-situ additive manufacturing process fabricating a Buddha statue out of ABS plastic. As we seek to understand and develop new methods for additive manufacturing, we must first characterize the resulting material properties of existing techniques.

CSEP CNSI Schuller Lab UCSB